By: Winnie Tanu
To strengthen and ensure smooth and effective healthcare service delivery in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the FCT Hospitals Management Board has entered into partnership with the Nigerian Navy Medical Services to support more patients in need of health care services.
Speaking while receiving the Nigerian Navy Medical Corps on a courtesy visit to the Board, the Director-General of the Board, Dr. Mohammed Kawu stated that the two organizations have gone into partnership to ensure that the fast growing population of Abuja get adequate medical services.
According to him, it was important for stakeholders to come together and work to achieve effective and sustainable service delivery.
Dr. Kawu noted that attrition and indiscipline among members of the public are some of the factors affecting health care service delivery in the country but observed that such are absent in the military due to the structure of their system.
He said the Board will also pay visit to Naval facilities in the nearest future and will use that opportunity to capture them into the FCT Health Records.
Earlier in his remark, the Director, Medical Services, Navy Medical Corps, Captain M.J. Salihu, who led the visiting team, expressed delight at the warm reception accorded him and his team.
He remarked that the partnership was a clear sign of a good working relationship between the two partners in the healthcare sector.